Tuesday, January 8, 2008

London's Fourth Plinth

Today the six artists shortlisted to have their work shown on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth, unveiled their plans at the National Gallery. Antony Gormley proposes an empty plinth where volunteers will stand on it around the clock for an hour at a time, Jeremy Deller proposes a burned-out car that has been destroyed in an attack on civilians in Iraq, and Bob & Roberta Smith suggests a hundred-foot-tall peace sign powered by the sun and wind. The other artists are Anish Kapoor, Yinka Shonibare, and Tracey Emin.

The location is best known for displaying controversial works by Marc Quinn and Mark Wallinger.

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